February 2017 Favourites

I’ve started going out and about a bit ore often to do some business head shots, this month included James from Canvas Loft Bar, Dave from Cosy Club Bournemouth and John from Nationwide. But, we can’t forget those wonderful families! I welcomed back the Lilywhites after photographing them 6 years ago! They even brought the print I had originally shot for them – they’ve all grown up so much.

I love to work with so many local Bournemouth & Poole businesses helping to create some unique marketing photography & event coverage imagery, this month was no exception working with Ward Goodman and the Venus Awards to name a few…

February 2nd saw a George Michael ‘Too Funky’ Charity Extravaganza at Canvas Loft Bar in Bournemouth & I was lucky enough to go and photograph this incredible event! In memory of the late George Michael, Darren Northeast PR had gathered together a group of local singers and performers for a night of fantastic music to celebrate the life of one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters.

The idea behind the event was to raise money for two charities; The British Heart Foundation and Childline – which was one of George’s favoured charities. All monies raised from tickets will be donated with 50% going to each organisation. A whopping £5,050 was raised! How amazing is that

January 2017 Favourites

Usually January is a quiet month….. but not for me! I’ve been out and about shooting lots of Marketing and Advertising Photography for businesses, and covering Local Bournemouth Events.

I went down to Taylor Made Designs office in Christchurch Industrial Estate to photograph some new website and marketing imagery for them, they produce everything from workwear, gym wear to promotional merchandise – they have such a huge collection of products that they produce they have an entire showroom full of them! While I was there I also ventured into their factory and warehouse to capture their machines and workers in action.

I spent an entire morning at TMD’s show room, I even had time to create a pop up photo studio and capture a set of team head shots.

In January, Pure Networking launched a brand new networking event, a late lunch on a Friday afternoon at Koh Thai, Bournemouth….and I was there to photograph it! A fantastically busy launch event, with seriously yummy food (Koh’s crispy beef is my weakness!) and not to mention still enough time to get back to the office to finish work before the weekend. Here’s to many more!

The Angel Pub, located right next to Poole Guildhall had it’s re-launch event. New owner, Emma, welcomed VIP guests to sample the new food menu, see the new decor and have some bubbles!

I had to include some of the best studio portrait images from January in my blog….. I am STUDIO Shotz after all. Had a lot of Actors’ Head Shots booking in this month, updating their portfolios for the years auditions, here’s just a few of my favourite shots…

December Favourites

With the weather finally turning a bit colder, we’ve been indoors this month! In the studio, we’ve been shooting loads of portraits – a couple of my favourite studio portraiture sessions have been actors head shots, especially the brother and sister session shown below.

Delighted to welcome back Steve Whale to the studio, I’ve forgotten how many photo shoots Steve has had with us; all his business head shots, musician duos (more than one!), a couple photo shoot with his wife, oh & I even photographed his wedding! Great to have you back in the studio again Steve, this time with fellow singer Emma for their duo 2’s a Crowd.

When Claire from Brutal Events first emailed me, I’d started planning her photo shoot before she’d even booked in! Claire is a ultra endurance triathlete and needed some promotional images for advertising & charity events she was to be appearing at. We shot everything from happy & smiling head shots through to some gritty portraiture. Next up, we’ll be shooting some location imagery – can’t wait!

With Christmas quickly approaching, December is always full of Kids, Families and Personal Photography for the holiday season. I welcomed SO many happy, smily faces through the studio doors in the month of December but these are definitely my favourite shots from all those shoots.

I may have been indoors more this month, but was still shooting out on LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION….

I attended the Lights on at Factory event, supporting my colleague and dear friend Samantha Acton from Domestic Angels who was delivering a seminar at the event. Read her blog post of the event here; http://domangelsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/lights-on-at-factory-supporting.html
The event was targeting emerging start-up businesses and budding entrepreneurs….. and of course, I couldn’t resist taking my camera.

I’d been invited to photograph the launch of the new Coast Newspaper at Canvas Loft Bar in Bournemouth (Who can’t resist free champagne, Koh Thai food and great music!) The venue was full to the brim, to the point where I literally couldn’t shoot properly as there were too many people……but we always manage 😉
The band were awesome, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly – I don’t think The Coast could have asked for a better launch if they’d tried.

Last and by no means least, my favourite commercial client photo shoot this month; Photographing some new marketing and advertising imagery for Dr Jan Peters at the Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch. Jan is launching a new website and wanted some bespoke photography to showcase her coaching and facilitating services.

I also learnt in December that Jan has been awarded the MBE for services to women in science!! “Dr Peters, who lives in Christchurch, was honoured for her services to women in engineering and science following a career as a scientist, researcher, campaigner and volunteer”

November Favourites

November saw me braving the cold and going out on location a lot! Ali didn’t want the usual studio based business head shots, she works with businesses in the local area and wanted that to be a part of her imagery and personal branding. We took a (thankfully sunny!) November morning walk around Boscombe Pier and Beach and captured some new marketing images for her.

Blue Sky Financial Planning held a Seminar at the Harbour Hotel in Sandbanks, titled “How low can you go?” which felt apt for the day after Trump won the US Election. There were some interesting conversations that morning…

Through my links with Pure Networking, I met John, MD of Coversure Insurance in Poole. He was looking for some new Marketing & Promotion Images as well as new Team Head Shots – so I created a pop up studio in their basement! We don’t always stay in the studio, sometimes the studio can come to you…

After all that location work, I headed back to the studio for more business marketing head shots, for groups and individual shots. Great to welcome back Estate Agent Richard Godsell and new work for Think Create Do and South Coast Social.

Product photography is a major component in my Monday to Friday work; Every business selling online needs high quality images of their products. Many of the product shots I create for clients are just plain and simple white background images to show the products quality for selling.

Photographed a new bands promo imagery this month, The Diamond Night Band are a newly formed 4 piece Wedding & Function Band and needed some group shots for promoting themselves.

My weekends are full of Family Photo Shoots…. Most are energetic and playful, sometimes kids just sleep right through it all 😉

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Tuesday 13th December 5pm

Sunday 18th December midnight

Tuesday 20th December 9am – 5pm

September Favourites

September 2016 has been a busy month, the rush of business updates and marketing makes a photographer the #1 call of the month!

To start off, we’ve seen loads of new head shots – actors, musicians, dancers. Fantastic to welcome back 2 old clients for updates on their head shot portraits; George a local acoustic guitar musician, and Rosie an aspiring actress! Here’s just a selection of my favourite shots from this month’s head shots;





This month I visited Blue Sky Finance over in their beautiful offices in Poole. We were creating some new marketing and promotional images for them to use throughout their online presence, I particularly enjoyed the “client experience” photo series showing the journey as a Blue Sky client.

Lastly, we welcomed lots of lovely families into the studio for some personal keepsake photo shoots. As you’ve probably noticed, we don’t always stay in the studio! Phil & his family were on holiday in Christchurch (they’re getting married at the Priory next year) and wanted to use that as their backdrop!

August Favourites

August this year has been a little quieter for us in the studio this year, not surprising as the weather has been so glorious and everyone tends to get their summer vacations in. Still lovely to see some regular clients of Pure Networking (below) been chatting with regular clients getting them all booked in for September & October as well as a few events and studio photo shoots including these…

We were commissioned to photograph the Friends of the Elderly Summer Fete at the Retired Nurses Home in Bournemouth. They couldn’t have asked for better weather, bright blue glorious skies made the perfect backdrop for an afternoon full of festivities. Couldn’t say I’d ever thought I’d see Peppa Pig dancing the Charleston….I have now!

Last but by no means least, not forgetting my lovely regular client of Pure Networking who celebrated their 1st Birthday this month! Taking over the VIP area of Bournemouth Club Bar So for an entire Friday night saw some very relaxed networking, cake presentation and lots and lots of drinking!
I saw these guys a lot this month, as I also photographed their usual event coverage for breakfast networking event at the Hilton and their evening post-work drinks at canvas loft bar in Bournemouth Centre.


July Favourites

Bit late in updating my blog this month…well, last month! The business photography took over this month, delighted to break that up with a few family photo shoots but the commercial photography dominated! These are my favourite family shots from this month

Our Business head shots service has been part of the busy commercial month we’ve seen. Below are just 2 of my favourite head shot sessions; We had Gregg come to the studio, he’s a thriller author so we captured some classic, relaxed head shots as well as some dark & pensive images reflecting his novels mood. We also welcomed Jan to the studio for an update on her business head shots, these are just 2 of my favourite images from her session (there were loads!!)

As I said, business photography has kept me busy in July that’s because photography for your business, used on your website, promotional materials and social media is vital in this day and age. We create everything from standard ‘packshot’ white background photography ideal for website use and selling sites, but we can create some creative lifestyle product photography more suitable for brochures.
We visited JP Morgan’s Chaseside location to photograph a new building for Modulek, photographing the exterior and interior, shame we didn’t have beautiful blue skies!

We also welcomed back Tara from the Venus Awards, as if she wasn’t busy enough Tara needed some new pictures for her blog (launching soon!)


June Favourites

I think June 2016 has probably been my busiest month to date! I think I’ve probably photographed every ‘type’ of photography I cover – we’ve seen families, kids, pets, business head shots, actors head shots, product photography, event coverage & networking photography and one of my current personal favourites – commercial business photography out on location!

We’ve seen loads of families & cute kids in the studio this month as well as a few head shots. Here are some of my favourites….

At the beginning of the month, I headed down to Studland beach to photograph for franchising business Ministry of Dog.  They’re an awesome local Dog Daycare & Dog Walker based in Wimborne Minster. With the franchise business launching in September, business owner Alison needed some professional photography to showcase what her business is about – not just looking after some cute pooches, but having a healthy lifestyle & avoiding the office based 9-5 with a unique business based mainly outdoors!

June was also jam packed full of commercial & business photography! White background pack-shot photography based in the studio, and one of my favourite networking events Pure at the Hilton, Bournemouth (what a view!)


May Favourites

May seems to be a bit of a mixture month – a few location shoots, few commercial shoots, lovely families & dogs.

We photographed the annual Bournemouth Property Association football tournament at Chapel Gate, Bournemouth Rugby Club. Those poor lads, it was a scorching afternoon! In the end Savills of Southampton took home the trophy.

We saw more business photography for local e-commerce & amazon business Buy it Bug, where we photographed their range of travel accessories, hair accessories and bath bombs!

Can’t forget all those lovely families, kids and dogs!

Lastly, we were asked to photograph the Dorset Blind VIP movie night at Bournemouth ABC creating a small pop up studio filled with balloons for all the glammed up attendees to have their photos!